ERIC Number: ED024975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Theorectical Frame of Reference for Rational-Emotive Psychotherapy and Its Application to the Problems of the Under-Achiever.
The Rational Emotive Approach centers upon a model in which the human being is seen as a series of systems constantly interacting with others to keep itself functioning. Underlying this approach is the view that it is never the event, but our view of it, which creates the emotional response. Many irrational, culturally structured beliefs cause emotional upsets, including one's perceptions of approval, competence, blame, dependence, emotion, and authority. The concept of externalization is the root of many difficulties. Rational Emotive Therapy, as appropriate for children as it is for adults, attempts to confront the client with his basic irrational assumptions. It seeks to make him understand that it is his evaluations which create his emotional upsets, and seeks to get him to challenge his internalized thoughts and implement the necessary corrections. The therapeutic goal is a self-actualized human being capable of living in an intelligent, self-satisfying way, socially concerned and creatively involved. (KP)
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Speech presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, Detroit, Michigan, April 7-11, 1968.